Includes bibliographical references (p. 546-550) and index

A to Z entries -- Feature essays : "History of equations and algebra" -- "History of calculus" -- "History of functions" -- "History of geometry" -- "History of probability and statistics" -- "History of trigonometry" -- Appendixes : Appendix I. Chronology -- Appendix II. Bibliography and Web resources -- Appendix III. Associations

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